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Old 01-28-2011, 08:57 AM   #1
pumukl
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EeePC 4G - forgot user password


Hi,

I've gave my son (7yrs) my old Eee PC 4G and he changed by mistake the user password and forgot the new password.

How can I overwrite the password?
The only password I have is the BIOS Supervisor password...

What can I do?
Easy fix is preferred because I've no clue re Linux.
Even formating and reinstall would be an option. (all data are on SD)

I could boot from USB or SD but don't know what program I need and were to get it from.

Thanks
 
Old 01-28-2011, 09:01 AM   #2
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Welcome to the forums! Which Linux "distribution" (Ubuntu, Fedora, Debian, Xandros, etc.) are you using? Most distributions have a "recovery mode" that can be used to reset a lost/forgotten password. For example here is how to reset the password in Ubuntu: http://www.psychocats.net/ubuntu/resetpassword

Tell me which distribution you're using and I'll try to find specific instructions for you.
 
Old 01-28-2011, 09:12 AM   #3
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its probably xandros.

see if you can adjust the boot parameters...

look here :
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...4/#post4201075

if you can login into init 1 just reset the password:

passwd your_user_name

and enter the new password.
 
Old 01-28-2011, 09:15 AM   #4
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Thanks snowpine!
Unfortunately I've no clue
No clue re Linux and no clue re the EeePC

I've copied the original recovery CD (came with the netbook) onto a SD card and booted from there but without any success (
 
Old 01-28-2011, 09:20 AM   #5
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If it is the Linux that came preinstalled, it's probably Xandros. I've never used Xandros, but perhaps this link will help?

http://eeepc.technoburger.net/password-recovery
 
Old 01-28-2011, 09:46 AM   #6
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Guys you're great!!!!!!!!!!!!


it worked!!!

Thank you very much!!!
 
  


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